Our feet take a beating, and the ball-of-foot can get the brunt of it. For many with this type of pain there are just two questions: What’s causing it and how can I stop it? Stopping or preventing pain in the ball-of-foot depends on the cause. Here are 3 main causes: 1. Shoes with Too
First, let’s break a big word—“biomechanical”—into a couple of relevant parts. Bio—a living thing Mechanical—a physical process Biomechanics is the science of muscular activity, and biomechanical footwear is meant to help us move more naturally and easily. It’s a discipline devo
Unfortunately, for most people, heel spurs have less to do with shiny metal on cowboy boots and more to do with bony growths on the bottom of their heels. They are usually associated with plantar fasciitis. How Heel Spurs Happen In order for these bony growths to form, it takes repeat
Diabetes not only affects blood sugar, it can affect how your blood flows. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels which can lead to plaque forming in the blood vessels rendering them unable to deliver a sufficient amount of blood. If you have pain when walking, leg cramping,
Taking the time to care for your feet pays off when you have diabetes. Foot care can greatly reduce your risk for diabetic neuropothy, injuries and foot problems like athlete’s foot that can lead to hard-to-heal infections. First, douse the flame. It may not seem related to your feet,
Most likely, your mind is not on your socks, even while you’re putting them on. But when you have diabetes, the right socks can be one of your best protectors from painful foot problems. Sock Shopping Checklist Choosing the right socks is particularly important if you have neuropathy
The goal for buying shoes when you have diabetes is simple: Buy shoes that don’t harm your feet. That means a pair of shoes that rub, slide, pinch, squish or cramp your feet. These tips can help point you in the right direction. Shoe Shopping Checklist ✓ Buy the right size. This means
Shin splints is a term that is used to describe pain that is located along the shin bone, which is the largest bone in the front of your leg between your knee and ankle. Watch the video to learn more about shin splint symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Sit up straight. Don’t slouch. Straighten up. Most of us have been given this advice our entire lives. But why does it matter so much? Good posture helps keep our bodies in alignment, so our muscles and ligaments work together as they should without putting extra strain on them. That
Blue is the new black. FootSmart has 100s of styles in hard-to-find sizes and widths, from navy Mary Janes to bright blue sandals, to go with every Spring and Summer outfit.
Enjoy sneaker comfort that's just your style in Easy Spirit Waterfall—only at FootSmart. These casual slip-on clogs are made with removable Elon insoles to cushion your steps and absorb shock. Choose from classic neutrals and fashion-ready colors to go with every outfit.
What makes Softspots shoes so comfortable? These wear-anywhere, Huarache-inspired sandals have lofty PillowTop footbeds that mold to your feet and help relieve pressure. You'll want to wear them everywhere, from Mother's Day brunch to a trip to the grocery store.
Enjoy a sweet moment in sweet shoes from Jambu. These Mary Janes make a great choice for women on the go, thanks to memory foam cushioning and All-Terra Traction. Cut-outs give an extra element of style to the nubuck leather upper. We love the red for a pop of color to complete a casual outfit.